A couple of months ago my bookkeeper Anne, told me that New York State had changed some tax laws and I now had to keep receipts (I have to say to myself “i” before “e” except after “c” every time I type that word) with the customers name and address for all of my business transactions. Until then I just kept the envelope the customer sent the check in or paypal receipt. But now we needed to know exactly where someone was from in New York State to charge the correct county and state tax. (I don’t have lots of NY customers, and so don’t charge them sales tax (although I pay it, let it be known NYS) except when I have an local show.
Up till now I’ve been using a cash receipt book for cash and check customers (paypal does this automatically). You know, the old fashion kind with a white, pink and yellow copy, the kind of book someone might rip out the white copy of and stick it on a metal spike and give the yellow copy to the customer. So today, being that I had shipping to do and receipts to write I decided to start the new year with a new and more efficient receipt. It’s not fancy or colorful or even pretty but it’s a beginning. I may dress it up as time goes by, but I’ve spent enough time on it this morning already and I’m dying to get into my studio and sew together the back of my quilt.
So if you send me a check in the mail, you can expect one of my efficient but not so attractive receipts in with your package. I know this is pretty boring stuff, but I was kinda excited about finally making those new receipts and wanted to share, and after all, it’s part of the business.